Game 120, 2014

Dodgers at Braves, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ESPN

Newly-acquired Kevin Correia is thrown directly into the fire, making his first start for the Dodgers the very day he’s activated. Pedro Baez was optioned to Albuquerque to make room for him. Correia’s last start was a six-inning, three-run outing against the Padres on August 6. He’ll face Julio Teheran, who is 10-8 with a 2.92 ERA on the season. He had a good game against the Dodgers on July 31, but Kershaw outpitched him (or gave up fewer runs, anyway).

Lineup:

  • WBBsAs

    Well, at least Correia can’t get knocked out in the top of the first.

    • John_from_Aus

      I predict he goes 6 and surprises us both

      • WBBsAs

        I’m not holding my breath. He’s not very good.

        • Well, now, we thought that about Harang and Capuano last year, too.

          • WBBsAs

            And they weren’t very good.

        • John_from_Aus

          I think he delivered on both counts 🙂

  • John_from_Aus

    7 pitches, not bad at all

  • Bob_Hendley

    King Korreia!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Could have been worse.

  • foul tip

    Correia seems to be the anti-Beckett–not a human rain delay while pitching.

    And not a total black hole at the plate…

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kevin quickly learned the pitchers” motto – if it’s meant to be it’s up to me.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice inning –several hits to get runs. Luckily I had my phone to stay connected –was on landline and learned my modem is shot.

    If Kevin continues like this as well as Hernandez, Ned is gonna be considered a genius!

    • scooplew

      I’ve been quite critical of Ned, but Hernandez and Correia in their first starts combined to pitch 12 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. That computes to a joint ERA of 2.25. I know it’s very early for the two of them as Dodgers, but I didn’t see that coming and we all know it could have been much, much worse.

  • John_from_Aus

    nice inning by Wilson

    • WBBsAs

      No drama.

  • Whoops! And with the bases loaded, too!

  • RBI

    Braves falling apart.

    • WBBsAs

      *Barves

  • scooplew

    Jamey Wright’s best inning of the year.

  • John_from_Aus

    very nice start to the series

  • foul tip

    John–

    Thought you’d like to see this from a fellow Aussie in comments under game recap at dodgers.com…got 8 likes that I saw as of now. Comment near end of thread.

    “AussieBails 22 minutes ago

    Great game to watch on a Tuesday morning down under. Go Dodgers !!!”

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_08_11_lanmlb_atlmlb_1&mode=recap_away&c_id=la

    • John_from_Aus

      great, many thanks

  • foul tip

    According to Gameday Ethier had a great AB before drawing a walk. Didn’t affect game outcome, but good to see him fouling off a bunch of high 90s heat.

    • It was Cora-esque. 😉

      • WBBsAs

        Not quite the same result.

        • Heh. Lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place, as we know.

  • NPUT